LGBTQ+ people live shorter; shocking campaign against homophobia

LGBTQ+ people are living shorter lives; shocking campaign against homophobia

People holding the LGBTQ+ flag.

This is the conclusion of a new campaign by Fondation Émergence, which will run from April 26 to May 17 as part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Along with its shocking images and videos on the web and social media, the campaign revolves around a symbolic watch with six seconds less (like the colors of the pride flag). The purpose of this watch? Sounding the alarm on the impacts of homophobia and transphobia on the life expectancy of LGBTQ+ people… and count the time stolen by these discriminations.

Because yes, we can now quantify the consequences of this heinous violence, even in the long term.

According to a recent study published by the organization, young lesbians, gays and bisexuals are four times more likely to attempt suicide than straight people.

Trans women are three times more likely to die than a cisgender woman.

If this watch is only available in virtual format for the general public, it was also built in real form in ten copies and sent to influential people all over the world.

To consult the campaign, you can go to the Fondation Émergence website.

Need help?

  • Suicide Action Montreal: 1 866 277-3553
  • Interligne: 1 888 505- 1010
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